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areopagus


areopagus


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Areopagus  \Ar`e*op"a*gus\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?,  and  ?  ?,  hill  of 
  Ares  (Mars'  Hill).] 
  The  highest  judicial  court  at  Athens.  Its  sessions  were  held 
  on  Mars'  Hill.  Hence  any  high  court  or  tribunal 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Areopagus 
  the  Latin  form  of  the  Greek  word  rendered  "Mars'  hill."  But  it 
  denotes  also  the  council  or  court  of  justice  which  met  in  the 
  open  air  on  the  hill.  It  was  a  rocky  height  to  the  west  of  the 
  Acropolis  at  Athens,  on  the  south-east  summit  of  which  the 
  council  was  held  which  was  constituted  by  Solon,  and  consisted 
  of  nine  archons  or  chief  magistrates  who  were  then  in  office, 
  and  the  ex-archons  of  blameless  life. 
 
  On  this  hill  of  Mars  (Gr.  Ares)  Paul  delivered  his  memorable 
  address  to  the  "men  of  Athens"  (Acts  17:22-31). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Areopagus,  the  hill  of  Mars